Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hints of Impending Hilarity

The Smoking Gun has a report up from the "set" of the new Sasha Baron Cohen movie starring his "gay, Austrian journalist" character, Bruno.

It already sounds hilarious:
"Cohen and his confederates organized cage fighting programs on consecutive days in Texarkana and Fort Smith. Both cards ended with two male grapplers (one was identified as "Straight Dave" and wore camouflage) tearing each other's clothes off and, while in underwear, kissing down their opponent's chest. This man-on-man action triggered Fort Smith fans to throw chairs and beer at the ring, according to one cop present at the city's Convention Center."
I'm not a huge fan of Cohen's methods, and sometime I think they undercut his humor, but when it works, it works brilliantly. This sounds promising.


harwell said...

What's funny too is that you have to imagine that if it were two women wrestling and they slowly started to undress and then make out with each other the exact same crowd would have gone crazy in support of it. Maybe not, but call it a hunch. Homophobia is so sexist!!!

Very excited for BRUNO. If it's three-fourths as good as BORAT then it will be well worth the price of admission.

nathan said...

I read that article yesterday and laughed for about 10 minutes.

I was pretty baked, but still, 10 minutes is a pretty good belly laugh. I can't wait to see that shit.

Peggy said...

Plus, Sasha was in SWEENEY TODD, which you love!!

Nathan - what were you baking?

nathan said...